Taiwan Weekly is a newsletter released every week by Fair Winds Foundation and Association of Foreign Relations that provides coverage and perspectives into the latest developments in Taiwan.

President Tsai Defends Mayoral Candidate Suspected of Plagiarizing Master Thesis

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) nominated Mayor Lin Chi-chien of Hsinchu to run for Taoyuan mayor, but it was revealed that his two master theses, one at Chung Hua University (CHU) in 2008 and another at National Taiwan University (NTU) in 2017, are suspected of plagiarism.

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Taiwan Suppressing Free Speech in the Name of Cracking Down on Disinformation

To combat fake news on the Internet, the National Communication Committee (NCC) announced on June 29 the draft of “Digital Intermediary Services Act", the very first law that censors online services.

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EUA of Rapid Test Kits Suspected of Collusion

Since the local pandemic from April, scandals like the Gordon case and Daxin fraudulent rapid test kits have become common.

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Is the Taiwan Strait International Waters?

According to a Bloomberg News report on June 13, when they met with their American counterparts in recent months, Chinese officials repeatedly claimed that Taiwan Strait is not international waters, raising concerns in the administration of President Joe Biden.

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Remarks by KMT Chairman During U.S. Visit Stirs Controversy

Chairman Eric Chu of the Kuomintang (KMT) ended his nine-day visit to the United States and arrived in Taiwan on the morning of June 12.

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A Breakthrough in U.S.-Taiwan Trade After 30 Years

On June 1, the Executive Yuan held a press conference on a major breakthrough in deepening U.S.-Taiwan economic and trade relations.

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Taiwan Becomes Unexpected Spotlight of Biden's Asia Trip

President Joe Biden of the United States made it clear at a press conference in Tokyo, Japan, on May 23 that if China used force, the United States would militarily intervene to defend Taiwan.

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President Tsai's Performance in Six Years

While coronavirus (COVID-19) infections continue to surge in Taiwan, May 20 marked President Tsai Ing-wen’s sixth anniversary in office.

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State Department Updates Web Page, Testing Cross-Strait Relations

On May 5, the United States Department of State made a substantial update to its U.S.-Taiwan relations "fact sheet.”

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Amid Surging Pandemic, Queues Form Across Taiwan to Buy Home Test Kits

With the sharply surging pandemic situation in Taiwan but an insufficient supply of rapid test kits, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) gave a project approval for 22 companies to import test kits, one of which was Golden Global Biomedicine, Ltd.

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